The Associated Press released its list of 2012-2013 boys basketball all-state players Tuesday afternoon, and to no one’s surprise, Laconia senior Tyler Semenas was included.
The all-state honors — which aren’t separated by division — awarded Semenas honorable mention status after he led the Spartans to a 25-1 season that ended with a loss to Division 4 state champion Whitefish Bay Dominican in a sectional final March 2. It was Laconia’s only loss of the season (25-1).
Semenas (6-foot-4) was voted Player of the Year in the Flyway Conference after leading the Spartans to a league title. The lefty scored more than 1,200 points during his prep career, including 548 this season for an average of 20.8 per game. He poured in a career-high 37 points in a victory over Flyway runner-up St. Mary’s Springs in February — one of three 30-point games. He scored at least 20 points in 15 of Laconia’s 26 games.
He shot just over 50.7 percent from the field (207-of-408) this season and was a 70-percent free-throw shooter (97-of-139). He averaged 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.
Semenas was a unanimous first-team choice on the Wisconsin Coaches Association Division 4 All-State Team, along with Dominican’s Duane Wilson Jr. and Diamond Stone. Semenas was a first-team WBCA pick last year as well.